[linux-audio-dev] Common synthesizer interface -or- microtonal alternative to MIDI?

Dave Robillard drobilla at connect.carleton.ca
Tue May 3 05:49:13 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-02-05 at 23:01 +0200, Toby wrote:
> Is there a common protocol with the same scope as MIDI (transferring
> notes from a sequencer to a synthesizer) but which allows for microtonal
> notes?  I fear not.

Yep.  Open Sound Control (OSC)


You can send pretty much whatever you want, the receiver will have to
understand whatever commands you're sending to it though.

In other words, you may need to do a little bit of work on your
receiving synths, but doing it via OSC is a million times better (and
easier) than custom hacked interfacing to one synth.


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